Italian Americans At Bat

Event has passed (Fri Jun 22, 2012 - Sun Nov 18, 2012)
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The Museo Italo Americano will presents a documentary exhibit honoring the contributions of Italian Americans to “America’s favorite pastime”. The exhibit will highlight the history of Italian Americans in the sport, and the several areas wherein baseball and Italian Americans were and still are connected: the qualities, such as grace, courage and panache, that helped Italian youth adapt to an essentially English game, and become so adept at it; the degree to which learning baseball became a bridge to Americanization as well as a path to assimilation for many sons of immigrants; the significant numbers of players who made it not just to the majors, but into the game’s pantheon of enduring heroes; and the specific careers, including their sandlot beginnings, of some of those players and managers whose imprint on the game remains strong even today. The exhibit will include vintage photos of some of the great moments in the sport, memorabilia such as the gloves, balls, bats, uniforms and press accounts that accompanied those moments, and a solid sense of the range and extent of the Italian American imprint on the game.


Museo Italoamericano
Fort Mason Center, Building C
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Museo Italoamericano
    Fort Mason Center, Building C, San Francisco, CA